Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm 804 NAS (Naval Air Squadron)

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat Royal Navy 804NAS 6KK JV316 SEAC (South East Asia Command) 1945 00

Profile 00: Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat from 804 NAS (Naval Air Squadron) operated from various carriers of the East Indies Fleet, SEAC (South East Asia Command) from Jan 1945 and coded JV316 6K-K.

HMS Attacker Trincomalee Harbor 1945 01

Photo 01: The escort carrier HMS Attacker, an oiler alongside, in Trincomalee Harbor in June or July 1945. Seafires of 879 Sqn are ranged on deck.

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat Royal Navy 804NAS 6KK JV316 SEAC (South East Asia Command) 1945 00

Profile 00: Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat from 804 NAS (Naval Air Squadron) operated from HMS Attacker of the East Indies Fleet, SEAC (South East Asia Command) from Jan 1945 and coded JX885 6K-T.

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat Royal Navy 804NAS 6KT JV370 SEAC (South East Asia Command) 1945 01

Photo 01: This Hellcat II, JX885, K6T, of 804 Sqn was unusual in having Sky codes, and a nose band which did not reach to the front edge of the engine cowling. As seen here off Belawan Deli on the last day of Operation Balsam 20th June 1945, the aircraft is returning to HMS Attacker following raids on Medan.

Grumman Hellcat RN FAA 804NAS 6K K GK V HMS Ameer Far East 1945 02

Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 804NAS K6A on patrol SEAC 1945 01

Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 804NAS K6G SEAC 1945 01

Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 804NAS K6J SEAC 1945 01

Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 804NAS K6K JV316 landing mishap SEAC 1945 01

Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 804NAS K6K JV316 on patrol SEAC 1945 01

Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 804NAS K6K JV316 SEAC 1945 0A

Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 804NAS K6L on patrol SEAC 1945 01

Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 804NAS K6L on patrol SEAC 1945 02

Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 804NAS K6T JV316 being launched SEAC 1945 01

Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 804NAS K6T JV316 on patrol SEAC 1945 01

Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 808NAS K6F on patrol over Katukurunda 1945 01

 Trincomalee Sri Lanka Map

IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover - COD/CLOD skins - No 3d model at this stage
 
IL2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles (FB), Ace Expansion Pack (AEP), Pacific Fighters (PF), 1946 skins
  IL2 game skin by KF F6F-5 Royal Navy 804NAS 6K-K JV316 SEAC 1945
  IL2 game skin by KF F6F-5 Royal Navy 804NAS 6K-K JV316 SEAC 1945 NM
  IL2 game skin by KF F6F-5 Royal Navy 804NAS 6K-K JV316 SEAC 1945 V0A

  Hellcat II (F6F-5) JV316/6K-K, flown by 804 Sqn FAA from various carriers of the East Indies Fleet, SEAC (South East Asia Command) from Jan 1945 up until the wars end. Again three skins, full mark, rounds and tail bars only. KF Kristorfkristorf576@btinternet.com

  IL2 game skin by RO F6F-5 Royal Navy 804NAS 6K-K JV316 SEAC 1945
  IL2 game skin by RO F6F-5 Royal Navy 804NAS 6K-K JV316 SEAC 1945 V0A

  RN Ronnco rtarget@gmail.com

    Bibliography:

  • Barrett Tillman, Hellcat: The F6F in World War II, Naval Institute Press, 1979
  • David McCampbell article from National Aviation Hall of Fame website
  • Edward Sims, Greatest Fighter Missions, Harper and Brothers, 1962 - This sequel includes U.S. Navy and Marine Corps pilots
  • Barrett Tillman, Hellcat Aces of World War 2, Osprey

    Magazine References: +

  • Airfix Magazines (English) - http://www.airfix.com/
  • Avions (French) - http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/rubrique10.html
  • FlyPast (English) - http://www.flypast.com/
  • Flugzeug Publikations GmbH (German) - http://vdmedien.com/flugzeug-publikations-gmbh-hersteller_verlag-vdm-heinz-nickel-33.html
  • Flugzeug Classic (German) - http://www.flugzeugclassic.de/
  • Klassiker (German) - http://shop.flugrevue.de/abo/klassiker-der-luftfahrt
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://boutique.editions-lariviere.fr/site/abonnement-le-fana-de-l-aviation-626-4-6.html
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://www.pdfmagazines.org/tags/Le+Fana+De+L+Aviation/
  • Osprey (English) - http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
  • Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/

      Web References: +

  • History of RAF Organisation: http://www.rafweb.org
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F4U Corsair
  • http://warbirdregistry.org/corsairregistry/corsairregistry.html
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/

This webpage was updated 20th March 2018